LPGA Q-Series at Robert Trent Jones’ Magnolia Grove Golf Course in Mobile, Alabama begins on Thursday before concluding on Dec. 5. This year’s event has been shortened to 108 holes compared to the previous 144.
A total of 104 players will compete over the Falls and Crossings courses, with a cut after the fourth round to low 65 and ties. Hae Ran Ryu, the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year, medaled at the 2022 Q-Series.
Players finishing in the top 45 and ties will receive 2024 LPGA cards, with top 20 and ties earning Category 14 status, and those in 21-45 falling into Category 15. Every player who completes 72 holes will receive Epson Tour status.
Representing the top 75 in the world will be players such as Jin Hee Im and Mao Saigo from Japan, So Mi Lee, Yu Jin Sung, and Yuri Yoshida from South Korea who will all be present.
Four-time KLPGA victor Jin Hee Im along with six-time JLPGA winner Mao Saigo are participants at Q-Series this year. Christina Kim, a three-time LPGA winner makes up one of the 29 players who start in the field after navigating the second stage of Q-School.
Of the 32 rookies on the LPGA roster, nearly half will compete at Q-Series this week. Among them is Natthakritta Vongtaveelap from Thailand.
U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Saki Baba, having recently earned her JLPGA card, joins the field alongside past U.S. Women’s Amateur winners Sophia Schubert, Emma Talley, Jennifer Song, and Mariajo Uribe.
Seven players in the field advanced through the first two stages of qualifying school, including former Clemson player Savannah Grewal and others. Among those who advanced from the second stage are nine amateurs, along with four new professionals.
Mina Harigae and Christina Kim are among the Solheim Cup players set to participate. Harigae finished second in the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open and competed in the 2021 Solheim Cup. Christina Kim has represented the U.S. thrice in the past.S.
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